(AP) — Indiana University says the personal information of approximately
146,000 students and recent graduates across seven campuses may have been
exposed to others.
IU said it
notified the Indiana attorney general's office Tuesday of the potential
exposure of the names, addresses and Social Security numbers of the
It says the data
was accessed by three automated computer data mining applications, called
webcrawlers, used to improve internet search capabilities.
says that once it discovered the possible exposure, it secured the data
and has found no evidence that the files were viewed or used for
inappropriate or illegal purposes. It says it will begin notifying all
affected students of the possible data exposure this week.
It says it's also
taking steps to help the students with credit monitoring.